Do you adjust grind from double to single espressos? - Page 2

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Kaffee Bitte

#11: Post by Kaffee Bitte »

CoffeeOwl wrote:Adjustment to a coarser grind for singles is a surprise
(but I've already heard about it)
EDIT: *of a double shot, I haven't yet had a single made by splitting a double at home
A single made by splitting a double will taste just like a double, just less volume.

The coarser grind is a bit strange to me too. I would think it would flow at a faster rate and become quite watery.
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Mark08859

#12: Post by Mark08859 »

I would think the coarser grind would be due to many single baskets being more narrow than their 2x bretheren and having fewer holes. At least on the ones I've seen.

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cannonfodder
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#13: Post by cannonfodder »

But it is relational; I would bet the coffee to basket ratios are near the same. While the dose is less, the basket is smaller in relation. I would guess the difference in taste is from the way the flow progresses through the puck and possibly more/less dissolved solids. I would have to pull a double and single at the same brew ratio and use the TDS meter on it, but that is more work than I want to go through right now.
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zarko

#14: Post by zarko »

Am I the only one that doesn't change grind?

Mark08859

#15: Post by Mark08859 » replying to zarko »

You may be the luckiest person on the forum. :D

I don't know how relational the single basket/reduced dose would be. I would imagine that you'd have to cut the dose in half in order not to go coarser. People certainly reduce the dose when using a single basket. But, is it a 50% reduction?

zarko

#16: Post by zarko »

Mark08859 wrote: I don't know how relational the single basket/reduced dose would be. I would imagine that you'd have to cut the dose in half in order not to go coarser. People certainly reduce the dose when using a single basket. But, is it a 50% reduction?
Yes it's 50% reduction.
Single is too small for me to make on regular basis but it's a good thing to make when you want to experiment. Otherwise you end up with lots of wasted coffee or too much caffeine in the system :D

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barry

#17: Post by barry »

zarko wrote:Am I the only one that doesn't change grind?

Nope.


I changed baskets until I found a single basket which matched performance with our double baskets.

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jesawdy

#18: Post by jesawdy »

barry wrote:I changed baskets until I found a single basket which matched performance with our double baskets.
Barry, What did that combination of baskets (and dose) turn out to be?
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barry

#19: Post by barry »

Nouvo Simonelli single and La Marzocco double, both updosed a bit.

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malachi

#20: Post by malachi »

Updosed?!?!
Philistine!


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